NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Entertainment icon Marie Osmond reimagined Liza Minnelli’s “But the World Goes ‘Round” from New York, New York on her forthcoming Unexpected album. Fans can pre-order Unexpected HERE and instantly receive “But the World Goes ‘Round” as well as “Nessun Dorma” and “Unexpected Song.” The opera-meets-American standard album is slated for release on Dec. 10 via Oliveme LLC and BFD/The Orchard.
“Many consider this song to be the best Kander and Ebb song ever written. It is a tour de force torch ballad, and I loved performing it,” shared Osmond. To accompany Minnelli’s “But the World Goes ‘Round,” Osmond also covered Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” to pay tribute to the mother and daughter who made an indelible impression on her throughout her career.
“But the World Goes ‘Round” follows the release of “Nessun Dorma,” an iconic aria from the opera Turandot, that showcases Osmond’s “gorgeous operatic chops (Parade.com, Laura Whitmore).” Parade.com debuted the first listen to the platinum-selling entertainer’s stunning rendition where “with effortless clarity and tone, Osmond ranges from powerful to delicate (Laura Whitmore).”
Osmond, who has 20 years of opera training experience, is accompanied by The Prague Symphony Orchestra and performs additional songs in French and Czech. With theatrical credits that include Anna Leonowens in the Broadway production of The King and I, Osmond also covers show tunes like the album’s lead single, “Unexpected Song” from the musical Song and Dance.
The follow-up to Osmond’s Top 10 Billboard Country album, Music is Medicine, Unexpected harkens to an era where music was live with incredible orchestras and conductors. The album is dedicated to Osmond’s father who encouraged his daughter to follow her passion and sing every style of music she loved. These recordings are also a permanent tribute and personal thank you from Osmond to all of her fans who have requested them over the years.
This holiday season, fans can also look forward to Osmond’s A Symphonic Christmas tour with special guests David Osmond and Daniel Emmet. Osmond will enchant audiences with festive favorites, her hit singles and songs from Unexpected. A Symphonic Christmas launches Dec. 1 at Southern Utah State University, continues along the west and east coasts and wraps on Dec. 20 in Detroit, Mich. For tickets and more information, click HERE.
Osmond has spent five iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She is a multiple gold and platinum-selling artist and CMA winner, garnering numerous Billboard chart-topping singles and albums and three New York Times Bestselling books. Osmond has entertained millions throughout the world through television, radio, film, literature, live concerts and Broadway.
UNEXPECTED TRACK LISTING:
1. Nessun Dorma (from the opera Turandot)
2. Unexpected Song (from the musical Song and Dance)
Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Don Black
3. What a Wonderful World
Robert Thiele/ George David Weiss
4. Lascia ch’io Pianga (from the opera Rinaldo)
George Frideric Handel
5. Children Will Listen (from the musical Into the Woods)
6. The Flower Duet (Duo des fleur / Sous le dome epais) (from the opera Lakme)
Leo Delibes, Libretto: Edmond Gondinet and Phillippe Gille
7. Somewhere (from the musical West Side Story)
Leonard Bernstein/ Stephen Sondheim
8. The Prayer Feat. Daniel Emmet
David Foster/ Carole Bayer-Sager/ Alberto Testa/ Tony Renis
9. On My Own
Jean-Marc Natel/ John Caird/ Herbert Kretzmer/ Trevor Robert Nunn/ Alain Boublil/ Claude-Michel Schonberg
10. Pie Jesu (taken from the “Dies Irae”)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
11. Climb Every Mountain (from the musical Sound of Music)
Richard Rogers/ Oscar Hammerstein II
12. Nella Fantasia (theme of ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ from the film The Mission)
Ennio Morricone/ Chiara Ferrau, Violin Solo Arranged By: Kurt Bestor
13. Over the Rainbow (from the film The Wizard of Oz)
Harold Arlen/ E.Y. Harburg
14. Ombra Mai Fu (from the opera Serse)
George Frideric Handel
15. If I Loved You (from the musical Carousel)
Richard Rogers/ Oscar Hammerstein II
16. Song to the Moon (from the opera Rusalka)
Antonin Dvorak, Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil
17. But the World Goes ‘Round (from the film New York, New York)
John Kander/ Fred Ebb
A SYMPHONIC CHRISTMAS TOUR DATES:
Dec. 1 – Southern Utah State University – Cedar City, Utah
Dec. 2 – Casino Del Sol – Tucson, Ariz.
Dec. 3 – Cerritos Center for the Arts – Cerritos, Calif.
Dec. 7 – Theatre at Westbury – Westbury, N.Y.
Dec. 8 – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Conn.
Dec. 10 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City, N.J.
Dec. 11 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City, N.J.
Dec. 13 – Chrysler Hall – Norfolk, Va.
Dec. 14 – Kodak Center – Rochester, N.Y.
Dec. 15 – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, Pa.
Dec. 17 – North Star Mohican Casino Resort – Bowler, Wis.
Dec. 18 – Mystic Lake Casino – Prior Lake, Minn.
Dec. 20 – Motor City Casino – Detroit, Mich.
ABOUT MARIE OSMOND
Marie Osmond has spent five iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly recognizable figure across the globe. Her debut single “Paper Roses” reached the No. 1 spot on two Billboard charts, a feat that not only placed her among an elite class of musical royalty, but instantly catapulted her into international superstardom. She is a multiple gold and platinum selling artist and CMA winner, garnering numerous Billboard chart-topping singles and albums and three New York Times Bestselling books. She has entertained millions throughout the world through television, radio, film, literature, live concerts and Broadway. Osmond’s forthcoming album, Unexpected, is the followup to her Top 10 Billboard Country album, Music is Medicine.